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Nittany Lions Fall To Iowa in Big Ten Opener

September 27th, 2009 by Leo | 1 Comment | Filed in College Sports, General

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 26, 2009 – Penn State’s great start was nullified by four turnovers, a blocked punt and a safety, as Iowa rallied for a 21-10 win Saturday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

The loss dropped No. 5 Penn State to 3-1 overall, while the Hawkeyes improved to 4-0. The Nittany Lions saw their 11-game home winning streak come to an end. Penn State has won 30 of its last 33 games in Beaver Stadium.

The series between Penn State and Iowa is tied, 11-11, with the visiting team having won 14 times in the 22 games.

Penn State scored on its first play from scrimmage to electrify the Whitehouse throng of 109,316. The Nittany Lions then used a 20-play, 10:17 drive to take a 10-0 first quarter lead. But, the Hawkeyes scored the final 21 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter. Penn State gained 147 yards in the first quarter, but was limited to 160 the remainder of the game.

Penn State visits Illinois on Saturday for its first road game of the season. The contest will kick at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT and be televised by ABC (ESPN outside the ABC coverage area). The Penn State Sports Network and also will air the contest.

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